Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blog Hop Hop Hop


Thanks L for this!

Share a memory from:
  1. The first horse experience you can remember.
  2. Your first "aha" moment--when something really clicked for you as a rider.
  3. Entering the ring. Could be your first show, or another time when simply entering the arena could be considered a "debut" of sorts.
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It won't flip, sorry!
  1. The first horse experience you can remember. When I was 8, I wanted horse lessons. My parents told me if I was able to find a place to take lessons they would let me. I promptly got out the yellow pages and found the barns... called them- most were so skeptical about an 8 year old calling. One lady, Christine asked to talk to my parents and the rest was history from there! I remember arriving and seeing Adam- 16.2 hand grey gelding. He was an retired Grand Prix horse and was awesome. Love at first site!
  2. Your first "aha" moment--when something really clicked for you as a rider. I can't think of one... sorry!
  3. Entering the ring. Could be your first show, or another time when simply entering the arena could be considered a "debut" of sorts. My first show was one to remember... I took Adam. He was a rock star, I was nervous, he backed me around like an old pro... I can't remember what ribbons I got but I know we ribbon-ed in all classes. He also escaped at one point... they announced over the loud speaker that there was a grey gelding up on the hill eating grass. He happily was caught and I was mortified. But what a great first show and what an even better horse to take care of me!
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How to join the blog hop:
  1. Copy/paste the logo, the prompt, and the questions in bold.
  2. Respond to them on your blog.
  3. Publish your blog post and copy the URL.
  4. Come back to this page, click the button below, and enter your blog name and the post's URL.
  5. Then click this link and copy/paste the appropriate code in the HTML of your blog. Enter the code at the very end of your post so it appears at the bottom.
  6. The list will update on everyone's blog automatically once you sign up!

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great horse to teach you the ropes!

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    1. Yeah he was the best... I LOVED that horse!

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  2. Thanks for doing the inaugural blog hop! I LOVE the header banner you have at the top of your blog; the colors are great.

    I got into riding the same way you did! As a little girl calling barns in the phone book.

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    1. Ah thank you!

      Love that we both looked in the phone book!! :)

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  3. Love hearing bloggers background stories!

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  4. Me too, background stories are great!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome! Hopefully I will get to read yours! :)

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  5. You're not a true horse show girl if you haven't had a horse escape at least once :)

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  6. An ex Grand Prix horse?! And a grey at that?! Every little girl's dream!

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    1. I know right! I was in love and still hope to find my Adam... hoping Henry is it one day :)

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  7. You ain't a real horse gal 'till you're the red-faced person as "loose horse" comes across the speaker! =D You got an early induction

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  8. Love these things, but am too lazy to do it myself! Adam seemed like a good solid citizen

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    1. he was worth his weight in gold for sure! he was my first trainers baby :)

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